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Email indicates former Alaska official invited woman to room

Sep. 14, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An email from Alaska's former first lady sheds new light on the actions that drove Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott from office, suggesting he may have invited a woman into his room, newly released emails shows. The revelation came in an email sent from former first lady Donna Walker to her...

In Alaska hometown, Native women say police ignored rapes

Sep. 14, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

NOME, Alaska (AP) — There's not much that scares Susie. As an Alaska Native woman, she thrives amid sub-zero winters in her village near the Arctic Circle, and camps with her family each summer at the Bering Sea, catching, drying and smoking salmon to put away for winter. But Susie is afraid to return to...

US biologists eye unusual deaths of Alaska ice seals

Sep. 12, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seals that rely on sea ice off Alaska's northwest coast have been dying at uncommon rates, and federal marine mammal biologists Thursday declared an "unusual mortality event." The cause of death for nearly 300 ringed, bearded and spotted seals since June 1, 2018, is not known,...

House votes to bar Arctic drilling; Senate action unlikely

Sep. 12, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Thursday voted to reinstate a decades-long ban on oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — a largely symbolic move aimed at reversing a plan by President Donald Trump to drill in the pristine refuge. The 225-193 vote...

In small Alaska city, Native women say police ignored rapes

Sep. 12, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

NOME, Alaska (AP) — There's not much that scares Susie. As an Alaska Native woman, she thrives amid sub-zero winters in her village near the Arctic Circle, and camps with her family each summer at the Bering Sea, catching, drying and smoking salmon to put away for winter. But Susie is afraid to return to...

In small Alaska city, Native women say police ignored rapes

Sep. 12, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

NOME, Alaska (AP) — There's not much that scares Susie. As an Alaska Native woman, she thrives amid sub-zero winters in her village near the Arctic Circle, and camps with her family each summer at the Bering Sea, catching, drying and smoking salmon to put away for winter. But Susie is afraid to return to...

Alaska lawmakers, Native group join dispute over Pebble mine

Sep. 11, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska lawmakers and a Native corporation have joined the dispute over a Canadian company's potential investment in a large copper and gold mining project. Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy wrote a July letter supporting investment in the Pebble Mine by Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. of...

AL wildcard leader Tampa Bay wins 5-3 in 11 over Rangers

Sep. 11, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Austin Meadows tied the game with a two-run homer in the eighth, and the Tampa Bay Rays scored twice in the 11th after two Texas errors on the same play in a 5-3 win Tuesday night that stretched their winning streak to six games. The Rays (87-59) won for the 11th time in 12 games to...

Alaska school district backs athlete in swimsuit dispute

Sep. 10, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Anchorage School District says it won't tolerate discrimination — including that based on body shape — after a high school swimmer was disqualified for wearing a team-issued swimsuit that exposed too much of her buttocks. The school district said in a written...

The Latest: Anchorage school district backs swimmer

Sep. 10, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on Alaska high school swimmer disqualified over swimsuit fit (all times local): 6:25 p.m. The Anchorage School District says it won't tolerate discrimination — including that based on body shape — after a high school swimmer was disqualified for wearing a...